Eur.Ing Spyros Hirdaris, CEng

Dr., Eur.Ing, Mr., Professor


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    Artistic and research interests

    I am Associate Professor of Maritime Technology with teaching duties on Principles of Naval Architecture and Ship Dynamics. In my research I combine knowedge from advanced ship theory and safety science for the prediction of sea loads, and responses of ships subject to extreme events. On the enabling research front I work on de-risking emerging technologies (e.g. big data analytics, nuclear technology, autonomy etc.) for use in the design and operations of safe and sustainable ships. I am European Engineer, Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (UK), Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (USA) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK). I am member of the International Ships and Offshore Structures Congress since 2006, serving as member in various committees and chair of committee I.2 on Loads from 2008-2012. Part of my editorial duties involve Associate Editorship of the IMechE Proceedings Part M : Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (ISSN:14750902, Sage Pub. Ltd).

    Mother tongue


    Linguistic skills

    English (Fluent), Finnish (Basic), Hangul (Basic)

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Engineering and Technology, University of Southampton

    Award Date: 15 Jul 2002

    Master's degree, Engineering and Technology, Swansea University

    Award Date: 1 Sept 1998

    Bachelor's degree, Engineering and Technology, Swansea University

    Award Date: 30 Jun 1997

    External positions

    Visiting professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur


    Visiting professor, Wuhan University of Technology


    Visiting Research Fellow, University of Southampton



    • Safe and Sustainable Ships
    • Sea Loads and Responses
    • Ship Design for Safety
    • Hydroelasticity of Ships
    • Fluid Structure Interactions
    • Hydrodynamics for design
    • Emerging technologies
    • Extreme events


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